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Author: Shining City Audio | C13Originals | Jon Meacham

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Fate of Fact is a presentation of Shining City Audio, a C13Originals and Jon Meacham studio. Throughout the course of five episodes in season one of this audio documentary, Pulitzer-Prize winning and best-selling historian, Jon Meacham and esteemed guests, will explore the question of how fear conquered truth, the history and origins of the strong grip misinformation and disinformation have on our politics, and how we got here today. Meacham will trace the roots of America’s prevailing culture of polarization, with an emphasis on why the right has chosen to break with a governing consensus that, however imperfect, was once embodied by the figurative conversation between Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. Fate of Fact offers a historically grounded perspective on the forces that led to the presidency of Donald Trump and the insurrection of January 6—an attack on the Capitol and on democracy as grave as any American moment since the Civil War.

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Welcome to Fate of Fact

Welcome to Fate of Fact

2021-04-1603:513

Welcome to a new audio documentary, Fate of Fact, a presentation of Shining City Audio, a C13Originals and Jon Meacham studio. Throughout the course of five episodes in season one, Pulitzer-Prize winning and best-selling historian, Jon Meacham and esteemed guests, will explore the question of how fear conquered truth, the history and origins of the strong grip misinformation and disinformation have on our politics , and how we got here today. Meacham will trace the roots of America’s prevailing culture of polarization, with an emphasis on why the right has chosen to break with a governing consensus that, however imperfect, was once embodied by the figurative conversation between Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. Fate of Fact offers a historically grounded perspective on the forces that led to the presidency of Donald Trump and the insurrection of January 6—an attack on the Capitol and on democracy as grave as any American moment since the Civil War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Rendezvous With Destiny

Rendezvous With Destiny

2021-04-2828:267

LBJ announces his vision for a "Great Society" in an America predominately defined by two competing visions, both rooted in a shared sense of reality. But on the far right wing of the political spectrum there is a disaffected group of people, driven by paranoia and fear, who are captive to conspiracy—setting a dangerous course for the decades to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
First Blood

First Blood

2021-05-0527:375

From the Yalta Conference to the centrist Dwight Eisenhower administration, members of the far-right feel a sense of betrayal as the country integrates and embraces separation of church and state, laying the foundation for a paranoid style of politics and a flight from fact.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dashed Hopes

Dashed Hopes

2021-05-1231:433

Republican presidents in second half of the 20th century were not strangers to extreme rhetoric and hardline statements, but in practice they were more centrist than members of the far-right might have hoped. Over several decades, the spirit of what George HW Bush called, “sound governance” aggravated the ideologues and fomented a contempt for compromise.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Comments (8)

Tino Barbati

Illuminating facts. "History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes, ” Mark Twain Thank you.

May 12th
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Pete Jackson King

Apparently the right has ALWAYS felt like they were 'losing' ........? If they were always losing, when did they win¿¡

May 10th
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Michele Marguerite Freed

bunk

May 6th
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Rodney P

In a world where people often assume "nothing like this has ever happened before," Jon Meacham's calm perspective walking us through events of yesterday is both reassuring and alarming. A masterful production.

May 1st
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Ichiaka Diallo

God! I love your voice. First 'Hope, through history', and then 'It was said' and now 'Fate of Fact'. More weeks of pleasure!

Apr 28th
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The Menendi

I'm looking forward to this! Glad to hear you, John. You are my favorite historian and it's wonderful that you're doing a podcast.

Apr 27th
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